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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 17, 2011

It was a disappointing week for Apple fans eager to pick up a new MacBook Air and OS X Lion, as both were no-shows with a launch looking to be next Thursday or Friday instead. The much anticipated Spotify music streaming service did open its doors to the US finally, although by invite-only. Google had an excellent earnings call and Microsoft revealed upcoming some Windows Phone Mango handsets. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and links.

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Huawei Windows Phone “probably” arriving 2012

Huawei Windows Phone “probably” arriving 2012

ZTE's decision to jump on board the Windows Phone train with a mouthful of tasty Mango has seemingly pushed arch-rival Huawei's hand, with the company's CMO confirming that it will "probably" release a WP-based device in 2012. Exec Victor Xu told ZDNet that Huawei has "had some discussions with Microsoft" but has so far been "just watching" the market's response to the Windows Phone platform.

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Windows Phone “Mango” official; Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE onboard

Windows Phone “Mango” official; Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE onboard

Microsoft's Windows Phone "Mango" announcement this morning has been prematurely blabbed by the company's Romanian arm, with a press release confirming that Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE have all come on board as new OEM partners. They've committed to getting new devices on the market before the end of 2011, while the developer SDK of Mango is expected within the next 24 hours. As for the update itself, it'll roll out to all Windows Phone handsets at the beginning of the fall (despite how Google Translate has mangled the Romanian press release after the cut).

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iPhone sees 115% market share growth as LG dwindles

iPhone sees 115% market share growth as LG dwindles

It's a week of bad news for ZTE: not only has Huawei sued them, but Apple has snatched back its place in the IDC global phone rankings for the past quarter. Having taken fourth place in Q4 2010, ZTE now slips to fifth; Apple takes fourth with 18.7m shipments for 5-percent of the mobile phone market, behind LG in third, Samsung in second and Nokia maintaining first place.

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ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

ZTE countersues Huawei over LTE patents in China

As night follows day, so a patent suit from one company usually spawns another in return; we've seen it happen with Apple and Samsung, and now Huawei  and ZTE are doing the same IP dance. After Huawei sued ZTE yesterday over allegations of patent theft, so ZTE has sued Huawei today "for patent infringement over its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, cellular wireless technologies in China."

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Huawei sues ZTE over LTE patent theft & more; ZTE denies everything

Huawei sues ZTE over LTE patent theft & more; ZTE denies everything

Huawei Technologies has sued rival ZTE over claims of patent and trademark infringement, filing suits in three European countries. The telecoms company alleges ZTE has used Huawei patented technologies related to data card and LTE, as well as illegally using one of Huawei's registered trademarks on ZTE data cards. However, ZTE has denied any wrongdoing.

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Intel To Design ZTE Mobile Phone For Sale In China?

Intel To Design ZTE Mobile Phone For Sale In China?

According to Bloomberg sources, Intel may be attempting to secure a spot for their mobile chips by first infiltrating the Chinese phone market. Their sources claim that Intel has submitted designs of a handset based on a version of Intel's Atom microprocessor. The phone will be manufactured by ZTE Corp and may go on sale in China.

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ZTE snubs Windows Phone

ZTE snubs Windows Phone

ZTE has confirmed it has experimented with Windows Phone prototypes in its engineering labs, but has decided the Microsoft OS is not yet popular enough for it to be worth its while putting devices into production. According to ZTE UK, speaking to the WSJ, there are also concerns over the platform's performance. While ZTE may not be a company with high brand recognition among consumers, it in fact holds a top five spot in the world mobile phone rankings.

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ZTE Skate 4.3 hands-on

ZTE Skate 4.3 hands-on

ZTE isn't generally recognized for its own brand, instead providing low-cost devices - often with Android on them - for carriers to rebrand and push out on cheap pre-pay deals. The ZTE Skate 4.3, though, might actually deserve a little bit more than that; although it's expected to be cheap, it also doesn't stint on the spec sheet. As well as running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the smartphone has a sizeable 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.

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Apple loses to ZTE in Global phone rankings for Q4 2010

Apple loses to ZTE in Global phone rankings for Q4 2010

Apple has been pushed from its number four spot in the top worldwide mobile phone market, with ZTE entering the top five ranking and pushing the iPhone maker down to fifth place. That's according to IDC's Q4 2010 mobile phone market research, which pegs Nokia as maintaining the top spot despite a 2.4-percent slip in share. It's worth noting, of course, that this particular research covers mobile phones overall, rather than simply smartphones.

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ZTE Corporation’s Double Smartphone Wins Red Dot Concept Design Award

ZTE Corporation’s Double Smartphone Wins Red Dot Concept Design Award

As far as concepts for cellphones and smartphones go, they can be pretty creative. As most concepts are, truth be told. But usually, they tend to have a few features in there that we'd love to see in our actual pocketable devices. For example, ZTE Corporation's concept design for the Double smartphone, which has the same features that plenty of today's favorite designs have, but also throws in plenty of interesting aspects that would probably be great additions for our smartphones of the future.

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Novatel sue ZTE and Franklin Wireless over alleged MiFi patent infringement

Novatel sue ZTE and Franklin Wireless over alleged MiFi patent infringement

MiFi manufacturer Novatel Wireless has filed a patent lawsuit against ZTE and Franklin Wireless, alleging that the rival firms have infringed five patents "related to key architecture and functionality" of the mobile hotspots. According to Peter Laparulo, the company's chairman and CEO, "Novatel Wireless invented the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot" and "competitors need to rely on their own inventions rather than infringe on ours."

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